- a female given name: ultimately from a Germanic word meaning “white.”
Examples from the Web for blanche
Blanche was a fragile white moth beating against the unbreakable sides of a 1000 watt bulb.Elia Kazan to Tennessee Williams: You Gotta Suffer to Sing the Blues
May 1, 2014
After laying down some inspiration, Sophia had one last question: “Blanche, will you marry me?”What Classic Sitcoms Taught Us About Gay Rights
March 27, 2013
As the House voted to repeal Obamacare, Blanche Lincoln reflected on the vote that helped end her political career.Life After Losing
January 22, 2011
In one episode, Blanche agrees to a date with a man before she discovers he's in a wheelchair.
In their hands, even a single word can be hilarious, such as when Blanche learned that Dorothy's visiting friend was gay.
So she seeks Blanche, as she would any other strong stimulant.
"Count me in, please," said Blanche, in her usual vein of frankness.
Blanche had spoken to her of the big shops where things could be bought so cheaply.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
Blanche had sweetly asked her for permission to sit down beside her.
"How good of you to have remembered me," said Blanche, kindly.
Word Origin and History for blanche
fem. proper name, from French Blanche, from Old French blanc "white," of Germanic origin (see blank (adj.)). A fairly popular name for girls born in the U.S. from about 1880 to 1900.